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Clarence Davis

Clarence Davis

Born In: Rockville
Born: September 5th, 1918

Passed in: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 2nd, 2017

DAVIS- Clarence Linton, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at The Meadows Home for Special Care, Yarmouth. He was a son of the late Herbert L Davis and Gladys Churchill; he was born on September 5, 1918 in Rockville, Yarmouth County. He served with the Canadian Merchant Navy during World War II and was an active member of the Argyle Pubnico Legion # 95. Due to his acute ability to hear high frequency sonar he was trained to become a radio operator and during the remainder of the war served in Bell Island, Nfld. While employed with the St. John's Shipping Company he was able to travel to New York, Bermuda and St. Pierre. After the war he worked for the Ministry of Transport as a Commercial Radio Operator, initially on ice breaking ships in the Hudson's and Davis Straits, travelling as far as Greenland on the NB McLean and later with the Coast Guard on the MV Alert. His thirst for adventure saw him working on Baffin and Sable Islands and the Lurcher shoal. As the family grew he chose locales such as VAU in Rockville and Yarmouth Airport which were closer to home. Upon retirement he worked with a road surveying crew. During his retirement he and his wife travelled to Europe, Bermuda and North Africa. One of his most memorable later pursuits was his active YMCA participation where he received a certificate in his 87th year for being the oldest member. He was married to the late Edythe Lorraine Murphy of Pubnico, Yarmouth Co. They raised five children, Angela (David Marling) Raymond, AB; Laura Davis-Abreu, Wolfville; Graham (Joanne), Ottawa; Alicia Slaunwhite, Halifax and Sandy (Cheri), Chebogue. He has enjoyed 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is survived by his sisters Louise and Katheryn. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters Muriel, Sarah and Caroline and brothers Walter, Victor, Alan, George, Winston and Carl. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Visitation took place Monday, September 4, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service from Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Rev. A.D. “Bill” Newell officiated. A reception followed the funeral service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, 61 William Street, Yarmouth. Burial took place in Chebogue Cemetery. Donations may be made to Chebogue Cemetery at Town Point or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: sweenysfh@eastlink.ca or you may sign the guestbook on-line at: www.sweenysfuneralhome.net

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